SOMETIMES ITS HARD BEING A SATY AT HOME MOM

M. - posted on 09/28/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I MAKE SURE I TAKE MY 2YR OLD SON SOME WHERE EVERYDAY, BUT SOMETIMES I FEEL THAT I NEED ANOTHER SAHM TO TALK TO. OR AM I JUST BEING LONELY?

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User - posted on 09/28/2012

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I completely understand. I'm a SAHM also and none of my friends have kids yet so they have no clue how frustrating it can be at times. I love love love having the option to stay at home and wouldn't trade it for anything. My boyfriend works off so its just me most of the time, it gets very lonely and even depressing at times.

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Christine - posted on 10/01/2012

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i totally understand were your coming from. i too am a stay at home mom of a 1 year old. i find myself with no one to talk to all day. till my husband get home at 6 and then he goes to the gym so i spend most of the day alone except for my little one. i do talk to her all day, but every now and then it would be nice to have someone talk back to me. i miss being at work and all my friends and family. its even hard cause we moved to another state 8hours away from all our friends and family. so i dont know any one so its just me and the little one. i find myself missing home a little more each day. my mom emails me every day, so i have something to look forward to. i does help that i take my little one for a walk almost every day. so days i really wish i had some one to talk to.

Fit2BMe - posted on 09/30/2012

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Totally get it. When you're a stay at home mom, its easy to start to lose your identity and to stop doing things for YOU, which leads to feeling frustrated, depressed, resentful, bored, restless, and/or whatever else. I'm STILL working on this, and have another boy on the way, but am being mindful of what I can do to get my needs met so I can also better meet the needs of my kids and hubby.

Here are things I am starting to do to help--maybe some of them might work for you too, though you may be way ahead of me:

-schedule a girls night out with friends once a month

-have friends to keep in touch with on email etc. and talk about things other than being a mom (ie. politics, current events outside my household etc.)

-reading about things and talking with my husband about things other than kids (tho of course we talk about that too)

-have a list of possible things to do with the kids and during the day for those times when the hours are just dragging by and I'm wishing they would hurry up.

-get all my cleaning and housework done during the day (involving my older son if that's what it takes for it to happen) so that the evening can be just down time.

M. - posted on 09/30/2012

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thanks! that is so true! my husband work first shift, and it can get lonely but i would not trade it either. there are women that have to work, and i no that it is very, very hard for them. all my friends live far an there kids are teenagers. so i just take my son out everyday to play somewhere.

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